Abiquiú, New Mexico

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Location of Abiquiú within New Mexico
Abiquiú Post Office
The adobe St. Thomas Church in Abiquiú
Abiquiu church and plaza around 1920. Photo by T. Harmon Parkhurst.

Abiquiú, or Abiquiu[1] Listeni/ˈæbɨkjuː/ (Navajo Haʼagizh) is a small census-designated place located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States, about 53 miles (85 km) north of Santa Fe. In the 1730s, it was the third largest settlement in the Spanish province of Nuevo México.[citation needed] Artist Georgia O'Keeffe lived there from 1949 until shortly before her death in 1986 at 98 years of age.

In June 1975, two hitch hikers were stranded at Abiquiu while attempting to reach Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Short on water and shade, Reeb and Larry were given cool water by a lady passing by on the road. Later, they saw photographs of the lady at an art show. That lady is now presumed to have been Georgia O'Keefe.

Abiquiú is also the location where the opening shot of the 4th Indiana Jones movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was shot. As per the Production Timeline in the Extras section of the movie's Blu-ray Disc: "On June 16, 2007 even before the start of principal photography, the production's second unit crew was on location near Abiquiu, New Mexico, filming the traditional Indiana Jones opening shot of a "mountain" (in this case a prairie dog mound.)" Other notable films shot in Abiquiu are Cowboys & Aliens, City Slickers, Red Dawn, Wyatt Earp, The Last Outlaw,[2] and the TV series Earth 2.[citation needed]

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Abiquiu has 1 Elementary school which is part of the Espanola Public Schools

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Coordinates: 36°12′34″N 106°19′7″W / 36.20944°N 106.31861°W / 36.20944; -106.31861